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'Tim Burton' Opens At LACMA

Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts

This weekend the "Tim Burton" exhibit opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previously at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the exhibit'...

The Sublime Syncretism of Kung Fu Panda 2

Dan Persons | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Kung Fu Panda 2 not only carries forward the first film's inspiration, but plusses it in ways that that stun and delight.

Video: Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

Scott Bateman | Posted 07.16.2011 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Are you like me and you have nuclear explosives sitting around the house but you only want to use them for peaceful purposes? Then you're in luck -- this handy video from the folks at Disalmanac Films has plenty of tips for peaceful nuclear explosions.

World Press Freedom: Words Made Powerful

Walden Davis | Posted 07.04.2011 | Impact
Walden Davis

When President Barack Obama spoke at the Correspondents' Dinner, he saluted journalists for the essential role they play in supporting civil society and sustaining democracy across the globe.

DVDs: Before Pixar, There Was Bluth

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If you love Pixar, tip your hat to Don Bluth. He saw the sad, slow decline of Disney in the 1960s and broke away to create new movies that honored the legacy of Disney by being bold instead of sticking to a safe, bland formula.

Animation: Mitt Romney's Big Announcement

Scott Bateman | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Scott Bateman


Donald Trump Will Get the World to Respect Us

Scott Bateman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

2011-04-14-trump.jpgI'm not sure how this is supposed to work, but Donald Trump claims that if elected president, the US will once again be a great, great nation. Somehow.

DVDs: Treme Frustrating, Fun; Tangled; the Real Arthur and More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The track record of the people behind Treme (they did The Wire) means I'll probably keep watching, but this look at New Orleans post-Katrina is one of the most frustrating shows I've ever watched.

Animated "Governator"? Other Pols Say, "Me, Toon"!

David Kleeman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy
David Kleeman

Current and former Governors are descending on Hollywood to pitch their unique and compelling stories. Here are a few that my sources tell me are making the rounds.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

Down from the Tower: Byron Howard and Nathan Greno on Tangled

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

If Tangled varies from the Disney formula, it might be in the way that her rescuer is not a blandly handsome prince but a dashing if sometimes bumbling thief named Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi, Chuck).

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Zemeckis Vanishes Into the Uncanny Valley

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A fond farewell to actor Michael Gough, a fine character actor who appeared in numerous genre films, ranging from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Shenk and Me - Unnamed Sources Part 3

Jerome Halligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerome Halligan


Peter Pan Crows Again With Disney Magic, Off-Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

Peter Pan and his band of Lost Boys never fail to spark curiosity, among adults as much as children. Now, an Off-Broadway production has brought Peter back to life in an entirely unique way.

DVDs: Zombies Attack in The Walking Dead

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You just know AMC is kicking itself for only ordering six episodes. So while they and we wait for a longer season two to start in the fall, new fans can catch up with the first zombie series.

Jordan Zakarin

Is Animation Dead? | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Toy Story 3" was the highest rated movie of 2010, bringing moviegoers young and old out to the theaters in massive, excitable numbers. An animated fi...

2011 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

The Lost Thing comments on the lack of individuality in our lives without laying it on too thick. If it wins the Oscar, you will hear no complaints from this quarter.

The Trustafarian and the Rat

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ted McCagg


DVDs: The Tillman Story Is F-ing Good!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TILLMAN STORY ($30.95 BluRay or $24.95 regular DVD; Sony) -- What makes a true patriot? Is it blind devotion? My country right or wrong? Or is t...

Maya Penn, Budding Entrepreneur

Joanne Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joanne Wilson

Maya Penn -- who will be 11 years old later this week -- uses social media to promote her made-to-order products, which are sold online on

Animator Sold 40,000 DVDs Of His Cartoon Series On The Subway | By Jacob E. Osterhout | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Forty thousand dollars. That's a lot of cheese, especially when earned on the subway, one buck at a time. But Mark Stansberry has a dream, and he b...

Bank Bailouts: 'The Screwing Of The American People' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a video exploration of the bank bailouts, two cute creatures decide the bank bailouts amount to "the screwing of the American people." In the n...

The Internet You Need

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg


Street Art Revisited : Drawings in Motion in New York City

Anne Couillaud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Anne Couillaud

Walking by 200 Lafayette Street (between Broome and Kenmare) in Soho, you come across a beautiful projection of videos in the window of an abandoned store.

DVDs: Archer -- The Funniest Sitcom Around

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz